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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-08. Previous Versions

Part III — Aerodromes, Airports and Heliports (continued)

[SOR/2007-87, s. 4]

Subpart 3 — Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes

[SOR/2003-58, s. 2]

Division I — General

Interpretation

 In this Subpart,

aircraft category for fire fighting

aircraft category for fire fighting means an aircraft category, determined in accordance with section 303.05 for the purpose of fighting fires involving aircraft; (catégorie d’aéronefs — SLIA)

aircraft emergency

aircraft emergency[Repealed, SOR/2002-226, s. 2]

aircraft fire-fighting standards

aircraft fire-fighting standards means the Aerodrome and Airport Standards respecting Aircraft Fire Fighting at Airports and Aerodromes published under the authority of the Minister; (normes de lutte contre les incendies d’aéronefs)

critical category for fire fighting

critical category for fire fighting means the aircraft category that

  • (a) in respect of a designated airport, is determined in accordance with section 303.07 for the purpose of establishing the required level of service for fighting fires involving aircraft at the airport, and

  • (b) in respect of a participating airport or aerodrome, is specified for the airport or aerodrome in the Canada Flight Supplement and corresponds to the level of service for fighting fires involving aircraft at that airport or aerodrome; (catégorie critique — SLIA)

designated airport

designated airport[Repealed, SOR/2006-86, s. 2]

in response posture

in response posture means, in respect of personnel, in a location at or near the airport or aerodrome that will permit an operator to obtain a satisfactory result in a response test referred to in subsection 303.18(4); (en position d’intervention)

participating airport or aerodrome

participating airport or aerodrome means an airport, other than a designated airport, or an aerodrome, for which a critical category for fire fighting is specified in the Canada Flight Supplement. (aéroport ou aérodrome participant)

rescue

rescue means the act of evacuating persons from an aircraft involved in an aircraft accident or incident at an airport by means of fire suppression and then, if circumstances permit, aircraft entry. (sauvetage)

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-226, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 3
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 2
Application
  •  (1) This Subpart, except subsections 303.03(2) and 303.04(4), applies in respect of a designated airport, which is an airport at which, according to the statistics referred to in subsection 303.06(1), the total of the number of passengers that are emplaned and the number of passengers that are deplaned is more than 180,000 per year.

  • (2) This Subpart, except subsections 303.03(1) and 303.04(1) to (3), sections 303.06 and 303.07, subsection 303.10(2) and sections 303.11 and 303.12, applies in respect of a participating airport or aerodrome.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
  • SOR/98-442, s. 1
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 3
General Requirements
  •  (1) The operator of a designated airport shall provide the aircraft fire-fighting vehicles and the personnel required under this Subpart to respond to an aircraft emergency at the airport

    • (a) in the case of an airport listed in the schedule to this Subpart, on the coming into force of these Regulations; and

    • (b) in any other case, twelve months after the statistics compiled in accordance with subsection 303.06(1) show that the airport meets the criteria for a designated airport set out in subsection 303.02(1).

  • (2) The operator of a participating airport or aerodrome shall provide the aircraft fire-fighting vehicles and the personnel required pursuant to this Subpart that correspond to the critical category for fire-fighting published in the Canada Flight Supplement to respond to an aircraft emergency at the airport or aerodrome.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 4
Hours of Operation of an Aircraft Fire-fighting Service
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the operator of a designated airport shall

    • (a) at the beginning of each month and after consultation with the air operators that use the airport, establish the hours of operation of an aircraft fire-fighting service for the month and ensure that those hours coincide with at least 90 per cent of the movements during that month by commercial passenger-carrying aircraft at the airport of which the operator receives notice at least 30 days in advance; and

    • (b) ensure that the critical category for fire fighting and the hours of operation of an aircraft fire fighting service are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (5), the operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service for the operation at the airport of aeroplanes in respect of which a type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 20 or more passengers if the aeroplanes are operated under

    • (a) Part VI, Subpart 4; or

    • (b) Part VII, Subpart 1 or 5.

  • (3) The operator of a designated airport shall provide an aircraft fire-fighting service until an aircraft referred to in subsection (2) has taken off or landed or the flight has been cancelled.

  • (4) The operator of a participating airport or aerodrome shall establish the hours during which an aircraft fire-fighting service is to be operated and shall ensure that the hours are published in the Canada Flight Supplement and in a NOTAM, if the NOTAM is published earlier.

  • (5) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a cargo flight without passengers;

    • (b) a ferry flight;

    • (c) a positioning flight;

    • (d) a training flight if no fare-paying passengers are on board;

    • (e) the arrival of an aeroplane when the airport is being used for a diversion or as an alternate aerodrome; or

    • (f) the subsequent departure of an aeroplane referred to in paragraph (e), if it is conducted in accordance with paragraph 602.96(7)(f).

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
  • SOR/98-442, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-58, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-86, s. 5
Aircraft Category for Fire Fighting
  •  (1) An aircraft category for fire fighting set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall be established for an aircraft based on the aircraft overall length set out in column II of the item and the aircraft maximum fuselage width set out in column III of that item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn III
    ItemAircraft Category for Fire FightingAircraft Overall LengthAircraft Maximum Fuselage Width
    11less than 9 m2 m
    22at least 9 m but less than 12 m2 m
    33at least 12 m but less than 18 m3 m
    44at least 18 m but less than 24 m4 m
    55at least 24 m but less than 28 m4 m
    66at least 28 m but less than 39 m5 m
    77at least 39 m but less than 49 m5 m
    88at least 49 m but less than 61 m7 m
    99at least 61 m but less than 76 m7 m
    1010at least 76 m8 m
  • (2) Where the fuselage width of an aircraft that has an overall length within the range set out in column II of an item of the table to subsection (1) is greater than the aircraft maximum fuselage width set out in column III of the item, the aircraft category for fire fighting for the aircraft shall be one category higher than the category set out in column I of that item.

  • SOR/97-518, s. 2
 
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